Oklahoma City Athletes to Compete at World Rowing Championships
Team OKC has 19 athletes, three coaches in Amsterdam with sights on Rio
OKLAHOMA CITY Aug. 22 – Athletes and coaches from the Oklahoma City National High Performance Center will represent the United States on the world stage this next week. Nineteen athletes and three Team OKC coaches are in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 24 through 31 for the 2014 World Rowing Championships. A comprehensive list of athlete and coach names and events is below.
All nineteen athletes train at the OKC National High Performance Center, which opened at the Devon Boathouse in 2009. The center is regarded as one of the premier training facilities for rowing and canoe/kayak in the country and the Oklahoma River is an Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for both rowing and canoe/kayak. This world-class facility attracts our nation’s top athletes to train, live and work in Oklahoma City.
Many of these athletes have their sights set on qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and this years’ world championship is an important step in the process. A community support group, known as Team OKC, helps support these athletes as they strive for the 2016 Olympic Games. Team OKC funds support housing, coaching, equipment and travel costs.
Team OKC athletes will attend the annual blu Party at the Devon Boathouse on Thursday, October 2 from 7 to 10 p.m., part of the 2014 Oklahoma Regatta Festival. With delicious food, live music and a hip, relaxed environment, blu has become one of the most exciting social events of the year. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchase online or onsite at the event. All proceeds benefit Team OKC athletes.
OKC Athletes Competing at the 2014 World Rowing Championships
Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls (LW2x)
Women’s Double Sculls (W2x)
Lightweight Men’s Pair (LM2-)
Lightweight Men’s Four (LM4-)
Lightweight Men’s Eight (LM8+)
OKC Coaches at the 2014 World Rowing Championships
Jeremy Ivey – Women’s Double Sculls Coach (W2x)
Cam Kiosoglous – Lightweight Men’s Four (LM4-)
Peter Brevick – Lightweight Men’s Pair (LM2-)
About the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation The OKC Boathouse Foundation promotes the use and development of the Oklahoma River as a world-class urban aquatic venue and provides access to rowing, kayaking and fitness programs for people of all ages and abilities. OKCBF programs pursue the highest goals of sports and embrace the principles of the Olympic spirit, which inspire athletes to work toward personal excellence, embrace the power of teamwork, and practice respect for all people and the environment. To learn more or get involved, call (405) 552-4040 or visit boathousedistrict.org.
A project of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation